Bird Endowment is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit organization dedicated to the conservation of the critically endangered Blue-throated Macaw, Ara glaucogularis, native to the El Beni region of Bolivia. 

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Laney S. Rickman

Founding President, Posthumous Emeritus

Bird Endowment

Jack Rickman

Interim President, Executive Vice President

Bird Endowment 

Cuero, Texas

John L. Meitzen

Secretary, Chief Financial Officer

Bird Endowment

Cuero, Texas

Dorothy S. Paterson

Nido Adoptivo™ Committee - Chair

Bird Endowment

Houston, Texas

Gen Anderson

Nido Adoptivo™ Committee

General Curator, St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park

Studbook Keeper for Blue-throated Macaw

Ex Situ Population, North America

St. Augustine, Florida

Buddy Waskey

Nido Adoptivo™ Committee

East Wing Free Flight Club

Colonial Heights, Virginia

Bennett Hennessey

Nido Adoptivo™ Committee - Asociación Armonía Liaison

Development Director, Asociación Armonía

Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia

Sway Crawford

Observing Director

Bird Endowment

Houston, Texas

Audrey Paterson

Nido Adoptivo™ Committee

Bird Endowment

Knoxville, Tennessee

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